03/05/2019

Early career researcher at CAPSAHARA project (ERC-StG-716467)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Anthropology
    History
    Political sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    07/06/2019 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Lisbon
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    16/09/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    StG-2016-716467

CAPSAHARA: Critical Approaches to Politics, Social Activism and Islamic Militancy the Western Saharan Region (European Research Council STG-716467-2016), hosted by the Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA), Lisbon, Portugal (http://cria.org.pt/wp/en/)

PROJECT: CAPSAHARA proposes an analysis of the reconfigurations established in the socio-political vocabulary of the western Saharan region from the “post-empire” to the contemporary period. The project is interdisciplinary, drawing from the social sciences, including anthropology, history, and political science. It foregrounds ethnographically situated analyses of the articulations of globalized processes and local knowledge and practice. The CAPSAHARA project should produce an analysis of the social and political structures shared in the region, of the local variations of those structures (based on case studies), their specific configurations based on social markers such as gender, age, and class; in order to understand the recent articulation of the region’s social and political structures with broader and often exogenous political vocabularies. The project’s results should enable the different contexts under study to be integrated into the wider maps of current scientific research, providing, at the same time the dissemination of its outputs to an extended audience. (http://capsahara-cria.org/#!/project)

Scientific Area: Anthropology, History, Political Science.

Admission requirements: Master’s in Anthropology, History or Political Science (outstanding CVs from other Social Sciences or Humanities will also be evaluated); interest in and necessary skills for carrying out field research in the western regions of the Sahara; theoretical attention to questions of race, social status and “tribal” formation; language skills in English (knowledge of Arabic and/or French highly desirable).

Work Plan: Candidates must provide a synthetic work plan for their envisaged research on one of the project’s research locations: Morocco (Souss-Massa-Drâa, Guelmin), or Mauritania (Trarza and Adrar regions), focusing on the project’s scientific proposal: adaptation from a nomadic life style to a state-centered political structure; in-depth analysis of the pervasiveness (or not) of the hassanophone social markers. Researchers are expected to produce high quality scientific analysis for international publication, and to fully participate in CRIA’s activities.

Applicable laws and regulations (activity basis): The grant is regulated by the Law 40/2004, August 18 (Research Fellowship Holder Statute – (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/FellowshipHolderStatute2013.pdf) and Regulations for Research Fellowships of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia in effect (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml)

Duration: 12 months, due to start mid-September 2019. The fellowship contract may be renewed, upon positive evaluation, with a possibility for an extension until the end of the project (31 March 2021).

Workplace: The work will be developed at CRIA – NOVA FCSH, Lisbon, under the supervision of the CAPSAHARA’s Principal Investigator, Prof. Dr. Francisco Freire.

Amount: Monthly stipend of 989,70 euros (tax free), plus personal insurance and voluntary social security contributions. Complementary benefits include publication fees, travel and subsidized participation in academic meetings.

Selection methods: CV (60%), work plan (40%). If deemed necessary the panel will interview the candidates, in which case the evaluation shall be based on CV+work plan (80%) and interview (20%). The panel may decide not to assign the fellowship.

Selection Panel: Francisco Freire (chair), Maria Cardeira da Silva, José Mapril.

Advertising/notification of results: The final evaluation results will be posted on CRIA’s website. All applicants will be notified of the results by e-mail.

Required documents: Detailed Curriculum Vitae; Certificate of Masters degree; two letters of recommendation; work plan.

Application submission: The applications and all the required documents should be submitted by email to capsahara@cria.org.pt with copy to maria.seabra@cria.org.pt with the fellowship reference: CRIA_CAPSAHARA_BI-MSc_2019.

Deadline: Call is open from 3 May to 7 June 2019.

Benefits

Monthly stipend of 989,70 euros (tax free), plus personal insurance and voluntary social security contributions. Complementary benefits include publication fees, travel and subsidized participation in academic meetings.

 

Selection process

Selection methods: CV (60%), work plan (40%). If deemed necessary the panel will interview the candidates, in which case the evaluation shall be based on CV + work plan (80%) and interview (20%). The panel may decide not to assign the fellowship.

Selection Panel: Francisco Freire (chair), Maria Cardeira da Silva, José Mapril.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Anthropology: Master Degree or equivalent
    History: Master Degree or equivalent
    Political sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Other: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    FRENCH: Good
    ARABIC: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Admission requirements: Master’s in Anthropology, History or Political Science (outstanding CVs from other Social Sciences or Humanities will also be evaluated); interest in and necessary skills for carrying out field research in the western regions of the Sahara; theoretical attention to questions of race, social status and “tribal” formation; language skills in English (knowledge of Arabic and/or French is highly desirable).

 

Specific Requirements

Work Plan: Candidates must provide a synthetic work plan for their envisaged research on one of the project’s research locations: Morocco (Souss-Massa-Drâa, Guelmin) or Mauritania (Trarza and Adrar regions), focusing on the project’s scientific proposal: adaptation from a nomadic life style to a state-centered political structure; in-depth analysis of the pervasiveness (or not) of the hassanophone social markers. Researchers are expected to produce high quality scientific analysis for international publication, and to fully participate in CRIA’s activities.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
CRIA - NOVA FCSH
Portugal
Lisbon
1069-061
Avenida de Berna 26 C

EURAXESS offer ID: 404677

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